• Subject: Re: Job Accounting
  • From: "Phil Hall" <hallp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 11:13:05 -0600

In a past life, working for a company half funded by IBM, we had IBM staff
complain about the same issue - our code base was too small, and the KLOCs
([K]thousand [L]lines [O]of [C]code) were not very high. A month or so later
we reviewed the numbers, and told them we had miscalculated the KLOCs. They
were happier.

In reality we had stuffed functions that would never be called all over the
source code to bloat it...

--phil

> This may or may not be true, but it's a good story regardless.
>
> When Micro$oft and IBM were collaborating on OS/2, supposedly the IBM
people
> got very annoyed with the Micro$oft programmers for trying to make the
> programs shorter because fewer lines of code meant lower productivity.


+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].